Production Supervisor - OPE15167

Function: Operations
Localization: Canada - Ontario - Brampton
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 13th June 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."

Our Faurecia Clean Mobility division is looking for a Production Supervisor to be based at its Brampton, Ont location. 
The role of a Production Supervisor is to manage the production performance, personnel issues and the Health, Safety&Environment (HSE) standards of several Autonomous Production Groups (GAP). The main missions of the role are :
QCDP (Quality, Control, Delivery and People) Performance:
  • Make sure QCD indicators reflect customer expectations
  • Define, with the supervisors of the other shifts and the Shopfloor Manager, QCDP targets for the Teams (improvement versus actual situation): ppm, pph, TRS, absenteeism, number of accidents, improvement ideas…
  • Monitor performance during the shift and report accurate data at the end of the shift
  • Manage resources to reach results: adapt headcount to volume, etc
  • React in case of a problem: take care of immediate containment, call support functions, build corrective action plans
  • Replace Team leader when necessary
  • Drive actions for improvement:
    o         Know team problems, seek feedback
    o         Define area for performance improvements
    o         Drive teamwork and problem-solving activities, lead Problem Solving Groups and workshops (5S, Hoshin, TPM, SMED, 6 Quality Basics…)
    o         Drive improvement ideas generation and implementation
    o         Ensure audits of standardized work are conducted by Team leaders on a daily basis & ensure corrective actions are taking place
    o         Audits standardized work once a week with each Team Leader to ensure the process is respected/followed
    People Management (leading by example in terms of rigor and discipline):
  • Ensures daily management
  • Permanent presence on the Shopfloor: daily contact with all team members, close supervision of the line
  •  Manage headcount: plan people allocation the day before for the next day, and for the week
  • Coach Team Leaders and team members on how to perform their role
  • Support and help fix problems
  • Ensure discipline and rigor (work wear, break times, absenteeism, etc.)
  • Ensure the respect of safety instructions, policies and procedures
  • Development of the team
  • Participate in selection and recruitment of staff
  • Ensure proper induction of new operators and members on the line
  • Build training plan to increase team autonomy and development of people; ensure training/coaching
  • Complete annual performance reviews for all team members
  • Validation of polyvalence and task transfer
  • Ensure recognition of individual performance:  propose promotion, etc.  
  • Ensure proper flow of information to and from the team: top 5 with Team Leaders, regular information meetings, rapid cascade of critical information and of messages from management
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

 Health, Safety and Environment and working conditions:

  • Responsible for ensuring full respect of HSE rules and regulations and containing safety issues
  • Take lead on accident investigations, QRCI (quaility control, continuous improvement) and updating the risk analysis
  • Develop and facilitate return to work plans for operators on modified duties in cooperation with health & safety
  • Lead HSE core teams and drive the implementation of such teams
  • Drive improvement of working conditions and ergonomics

 Team work:

  • Ensure transparent, timely communication with Shopfloor Manager and internal customers
  • Arrive before start of shift in order to ensure transfer of all information from the supervisor of previous shift
  • Work with supervisory colleagues to improve Shopfloor performance
  • Participate at Shopfloor Manager Top 5 and report line performance, successes and issues as well as actions initiated.

The ideal candidate will have/be:


Minimum education level: Bachelor’s degree



o   At least 2 years of production experience

o   2-3 years of supervisory experience


Skills and competencies:

o   Operational knowledge of production methods (Kanban, 5S, Hoshin, TPM…)

o   Strong sense of teamwork

o   Strong communication skills

o   Proven track record in upholding safety and quality standard

o       Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

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